Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 17 June 1892 in
Kherson, Ukraine. His father was an architect. N.
learned in Odessa and later, being in Argentina,
completed a music school. He began his stage career as a
conductor in Buenos Aires and due to an accident in
1913, he took the place of an actor in Mareniof's
troupe, playing the role of "Binyamin" in Schorr's "A mensh
zol men zayn". Since then N. continued to act in
lover roles under the pseudonym of Bakhnov. Later N.
became a co-partner with the direction and also the
staging of the better plays (of Hirshbein, Peretz,
Kobrin and Nomberg's "Mishpakha").
In Argentina N. also acted in Ukrainian.
He came to America and acted in
Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre. In 1927-8 he was the manager and
main role player in the Paley Theatre in Baltimore, 1928-9 -- he
acted in various cities of America, 1929-30 -- he was director and
chief role player in Canada (Toronto's Standard Theatre--ed.). In the summer of 1930 he
guest-starred in Belgium, France and other European countries, then
he went to America, where he acted in 1932 in Detroit.
Sh. Pan -- "A nakht fun libe",
oyfgefirt in di grend paley fun mr. novikov un madam rozenfeld,
"Post", London, 13 November 1930.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1393.
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